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Building Delaware's Capacity to Use Incident Based Reporting System Data

Award Information

Award #
2018-86-CX-K032
Location
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$201,276

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $65,370)

The State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program is designed to maintain and enhance each state's capacity to address criminal justice issues through collection and analysis of data. The SJS Program provides support to each state to coordinate and conduct statistical activities within the state, conduct research to estimate impacts of legislative and policy changes, and serve as a liaison in assisting BJS to gather data from respondent agencies within their states.

The Delaware Statistical Analysis Center is a separate state research and analysis agency reporting to the Director of the Criminal Justice Council (CJC), the organization which serves as Delaware’s State Administering Agency. The SAC works in close partnership with the CJC to identify priority criminal justice issues in Delaware which focus on the SAC’s analytic work. The SAC continues to operate under the supervision of a Director with assistance from five full-time research specialists and one part-time contracted specialist.

Under the 2018 SJS Core Capacity areas: Carrying out research using incident-based crime data that are compatible with NIBRS and Increasing access to statistical data, the SAC will enhance the structure and format of summary and individual-incident level Delaware Incident Based Reporting System (DIBRS) data made available on the SAC website; and develop an ability to share analytic and data products online in interactive formats. The project will be conducted in three phases. Phase I will involve expanding the SAC’s ability to create maps based on Delaware’s IBRS data and enhancing the SAC’s catalogue of interactive data products, shareable data files, and analytic products. This project will benefit the state and other entities by helping the SAC make more high quality IBRS-based analytic and data products readily available to a broader audience, supporting Delaware’s criminal justice reform, public safety, and other efforts more effectively.

Funds are also being requested for SAC staff to attend the 2018 ASUCRP Conference and the fall JRSA meeting.

(CA/NCF)

Date Created: September 21, 2018